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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649286/autism-spectrum-disorder-and-epileptic-encephalopathy-common-causes-many-questions
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REVIEW
Siddharth Srivastava, Mustafa Sahin
Epileptic encephalopathies represent a particularly severe form of epilepsy, associated with cognitive and behavioral deficits, including impaired social-communication and restricted, repetitive behaviors that are the hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With the advent of next-generation sequencing, the genetic landscape of epileptic encephalopathies is growing and demonstrates overlap with genes separately implicated in ASD. However, many questions remain about this connection, including whether epileptiform activity itself contributes to the development of ASD symptomatology...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644979/intraoperative-fast-ripples-independently-predict-postsurgical-epilepsy-outcome-comparison-with-other-electrocorticographic-phenomena
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Shaun A Hussain, Gary W Mathern, Phoebe Hung, Julius Weng, Raman Sankar, Joyce Y Wu
In the surgical management of epilepsy, the resection of cortex exhibiting interictal fast ripples (250-500Hz) on electrocorticography has been linked to postoperative seizure-freedom. Although fast ripples appear to accurately identify the epileptogenic zone-the minimum tissue that must be removed at surgery to achieve seizure-freedom-it has not been established that fast ripples are a superior biomarker in comparison with multimodal presurgical neuroimaging and other electrocorticography abnormalities. Hence, in the prediction of postoperative seizure-freedom, we compared the value of fast ripples with other intraoperative electocorticography abnormalities including focal slowing, paroxysmal fast activity, intermittent spike discharges, continuous epileptiform discharges, focal attenuation, and intraoperative seizures, as well as complete resection of the lesion defined by MRI and other neuroimaging...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644911/interictal-oscillations-and-focal-epileptic-disorders
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Maxime Lévesque, Pariya Salami, Zahra Shiri, Massimo Avoli
Neuronal network oscillations represent a main feature of the brain activity recorded in the EEG under normal and pathological conditions such as epilepsy. Specific oscillations occur between seizures in patients and in animal models of focal epilepsy, and thus they are termed interictal. According to their shape and intrinsic signal frequency, interictal oscillations are classified as spikes and high frequency oscillations (HFOs). Interictal spikes are recorded in the "wideband" EEG signal and consist of large-amplitude events that usually last less than 1 s; HFOs, in contrast, are extracted by amplifying the appropriately filtered EEG signal, and are usually categorized as ripples (80-200 Hz) and fast ripples (250-500 Hz)...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644823/eeg-characteristics-in-cooled-and-rewarmed-periods-in-post-cardiac-arrest-therapeutic-hypothermia-patients
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K Kim, Kimberly L Pargeon, Amy S Labar, Oren Friedman, Padmaja N Kandula, Douglas R Labar
PURPOSE: Continuous video EEG is a tool to assess brain function in injuries, including cardiac arrest (CA). In post-CA therapeutic hypothermia (TH) studies, some EEG features are linked to poor prognosis, but the evolvement of EEG characteristics during two temperature phases and its significance is unclear. We systematically analyzed EEG characteristics in cooled and rewarmed phases of post-CA therapeutic hypothermia patients and investigated their correlation to patient outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of EEG analyses, from a single academic center, of 20 patients who underwent CA and therapeutic hypothermia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641453/accuracy-of-limited-montage-electroencephalography-in-monitoring-postanoxic-comatose-patients
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Sandipan Pati, Lauren McClain, Lidia Moura, Yuan Fan, M Brandon Westover
BACKGROUND: Continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring may help to identify the small percentage of adults with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) who will regain consciousness if allowed sufficient time. However, the limited yield in this population has led some to question the cost-effectiveness cEEG monitoring in this population. We hypothesized that limited-montage cEEG could provide essentially the same neurophysiologic information at lower cost. In this proof of concept study, we aim to demonstrate the potentials of limited channel EEG in prognostication in postanoxic patients...
June 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633091/cyclic-alternating-pattern-and-interictal-epileptiform-discharges-during-morning-sleep-after-sleep-deprivation-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Filippo Sean Giorgi, Michelangelo Maestri, Melania Guida, Luca Carnicelli, Lorenzo Caciagli, Raffaele Ferri, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Enrica Bonanni
PURPOSE: Sleep deprivation (SD) increases the occurrence of interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) compared to basal EEG in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In adults, EEG after SD is usually performed in the morning after SD. We aimed to evaluate whether morning sleep after SD bears additional IED-inducing effects compared with nocturnal physiological sleep, and whether changes in sleep stability (described by the cyclic alternating pattern-CAP) play a significant role. METHODS: Adult patients with TLE underwent in-lab night polysomnography (n-PSG) and, within 7days from n-PSG, they underwent also a morning EEG after night SD (SD-EEG)...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630881/review-of-functional-and-clinical-relevance-of-intrinsic-signal-optical-imaging-in-human-brain-mapping
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REVIEW
Katherine A Morone, Joseph S Neimat, Anna W Roe, Robert M Friedman
Intrinsic signal optical imaging (ISOI) within the first decade of its use in humans showed its capacity as a precise functional mapping tool. It is a powerful tool that can be used intraoperatively to help a surgeon to directly identify functional areas of the cerebral cortex. Its use is limited to the intraoperative setting as it requires a craniotomy and durotomy for direct visualization of the brain. It has been applied in humans to study language, somatosensory and visual cortices, cortical hemodynamics, epileptiform activity, and lesion delineation...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625944/intractable-ictal-vomiting-a-new-form-of-reflex-epilepsy
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Sachin Sureshbabu, Dinesh Nayak, Vikash Aggarwal, Sudhir Peter, Laxmi Khanna, Gaurav Mittal
In this description of the clinical course of a young female with persistent and protracted vomiting along with occasional loss of consciousness and subtle motor manifestations, the differential diagnosis is debated. The epileptic origin of her symptoms was substantiated by the presence of interictal epileptiform discharges and dramatic response to valproate monotherapy. Possible lobar localizations are discussed with the support of existing literature on this rare ictal manifestation [Published with video sequence on www...
June 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622125/early-onset-shapiro-syndrome-variant-treated-with-pizotifen-a-case-report
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Laura Denegri, Giulia Prato, Maria Margherita Mancardi, Cristina Schiaffino, Pasquale Striano, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto
Shapiro Syndrome is a rare entity defined by the triad of recurrent spontaneous hypothermia, hyperhidrosis, and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Fewer than 100 cases have been reported so far and there are only few cases without a complete agenesis of corpus callosum ("Shapiro Syndrome Variant"). In this article, we report the clinical, electroencephalographic, and neuroimaging data of a patient with early-onset Shapiro Syndrome Variant. The case study describes a 4-year-old patient with episodes characterized by generalized hyperhidrosis, hypotonia, impaired consciousness, and hypothermia with onset before the first year of age...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620074/regulatory-bc1-rna-in-cognitive-control
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Anna Iacoangeli, Aderemi Dosunmu, Taesun Eom, Dimitre G Stefanov, Henri Tiedge
Dendritic regulatory BC1 RNA is a non-protein-coding (npc) RNA that operates in the translational control of gene expression. The absence of BC1 RNA in BC1 knockout (KO) animals causes translational dysregulation that entails neuronal phenotypic alterations including prolonged epileptiform discharges, audiogenic seizure activity in vivo, and excessive cortical oscillations in the γ frequency band. Here we asked whether BC1 RNA control is also required for higher brain functions such as learning, memory, or cognition...
July 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605741/electroencephalography-patterns-and-prognosis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Fabricio O Lima, João A G Ricardo, Ana C Coan, Diogo C Soriano, Wagner M Avelar, Li L Min
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The prognostic significance of interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) and periodic patterns (PP) after ischemic stroke has not been assessed. We sought to test whether IED and PP, detected on standard Electroencephalography (EEG) performed during the acute phase of ischemic stroke are associated with a worse functional outcome. METHODS: One-hundred-fifty-seven patients 18 years or older with a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke presenting within 72 h from stroke onset were prospectively enrolled and followed...
June 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588471/functional-network-connectivity-patterns-between-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-with-myoclonic-and-absence-seizures
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Qifu Li, Yongmin Chen, Yong Wei, Shengmei Chen, Lin Ma, Zhiyi He, Zhibin Chen
The extensive cerebral cortex and subcortical structures are considered as the major regions related to the generalized epileptiform discharges in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. However, various clinical syndromes and electroencephalogram (EEG) signs exist across generalized seizures, such as the loss of consciousness during absence seizures (AS) and the jerk of limbs during myoclonic seizures (MS). It is presumed that various functional systems affected by discharges lead to the difference in syndromes of these seizures...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586706/lgi1-antibody-encephalitis-is-characterised-by-frequent-multifocal-clinical-and-subclinical-seizures
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Sidra Aurangzeb, Mkael Symmonds, Ravi K Knight, Robin Kennett, Tim Wehner, Sarosh R Irani
PURPOSE: To describe clinical and electrographic characteristics of seizures LGI1-antibody encephalitis, and their correlations with two-year outcomes. METHODS: Video-electroencephalography recordings were performed on a cohort of 16 consecutive patients with LGI1-antibodies from two UK neuroscience-centers over five-years. RESULTS: From 14 of 16 patients (13 males; age-range 53-92years), 86 faciobrachial dystonic seizures were recorded at a median frequency of 0...
May 30, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584608/super-refractory-status-epilepticus-in-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
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Mujahid Al-Busaidi, Jyoti Burad, Asma Al-Belushi, Arun Gujjar
We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who was at eight weeks of gestation and was admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital with refractory status epilepticus (SE). She presented with a two-day history of fever and a depressed level of consciousness that was followed with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. She progressed to refractory SE that required intubation and mechanical ventilation. Autoimmune workup was suggestive of Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) as suggested by the high levels of thyroid antibodies...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584127/dynamic-changes-in-murine-forebrain-mir-211-expression-associate-with-cholinergic-imbalances-and-epileptiform-activity
#15
Uriya Bekenstein, Nibha Mishra, Dan Z Milikovsky, Geula Hanin, Daniel Zelig, Liron Sheintuch, Amit Berson, David S Greenberg, Alon Friedman, Hermona Soreq
Epilepsy is a common neurological disease, manifested in unprovoked recurrent seizures. Epileptogenesis may develop due to genetic or pharmacological origins or following injury, but it remains unclear how the unaffected brain escapes this susceptibility to seizures. Here, we report that dynamic changes in forebrain microRNA (miR)-211 in the mouse brain shift the threshold for spontaneous and pharmacologically induced seizures alongside changes in the cholinergic pathway genes, implicating this miR in the avoidance of seizures...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582794/epileptiform-activity-in-electroencephalogram-of-normal-children
#16
Amira Hamed Darwish, Azza Kamal Alshahawy, Walid Ahmed El-Shehaby
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June 5, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579483/s-nitrosylation-of-gad65-is-implicated-in-decreased-gad-activity-and-oxygen-induced-seizures
#17
Heath G Gasier, Ivan T Demchenko, Lynn G Tatro, Claude A Piantadosi
Breathing oxygen at partial pressures ≥2.5 atmospheres absolute, which can occur in diving and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy, can rapidly become toxic to the central nervous system (CNS). This neurotoxicity culminates in generalized EEG epileptiform discharges, tonic-clonic convulsions and ultimately death. Increased production of neuronal nitric oxide (NO) has been implicated in eliciting hyperoxic seizures by altering the equilibrium between glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic transmission. Inhibition of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity in HBO2 promotes this imbalance; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs is unknown...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577913/anticonvulsant-activity-of-resveratrol-loaded-liposomes-in-vivo
#18
M S Ethemoglu, F B Seker, H Akkaya, E Kilic, I Aslan, C S Erdogan, B Yilmaz
Resveratrol (3,5,4'-stilbenetriol), a natural polyphenol produced by various plants, has attracted attention over the past decade because of its multiple beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and chemopreventive, yet, there is limited information about its antiepileptic effects. Moreover, its poor solubility in water and low bioavailability are the challenging issues. In the present study, we aimed to investigate effects of free resveratrol and resveratrol delivered in amphipathic liposomal delivery system, which has a high blood-brain barrier crossing potential, on penicillin-induced epileptic seizure model...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549652/the-fault-in-their-stars-accumulating-astrocytic-inclusions-associated-with-clusters-of-epileptic-spasms-in-children-with-global-developmental-delay
#19
Robyn Whitney, Sameer AlMehmadi, Bláthnaid McCoy, Ivanna Yau, Ayako Ochi, Hiroshi Otsubo, Shelly K Weiss, James Rutka, Lili-Naz Hazrati, O Carter Snead, Cristina Go
BACKGROUND: The presence of cerebral astrocytic inclusions recently has been described in a subset of children with early-onset refractory epilepsy, with or without structural brain malformations, and varying degrees of developmental delay. METHODS: We describe two new individuals with epilepsy with astrocytic inclusions and suggest that in some children this disorder may represent a unique hemispheric epilepsy. We review previously reported individuals with epilepsy with astrocytic inclusions...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549276/different-seizure-onset-patterns-in-mesiotemporal-lobe-epilepsy-have-a-distinct-interictal-signature
#20
Birgit Frauscher, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman
OBJECTIVE: Experimental research demonstrated that distinct underlying mechanisms go along with different seizure-onset patterns on EEG. These different mechanisms may reflect different tissue abnormalities which, we hypothesize, could also be reflected in morphological differences in the interictal epileptic and background EEG activity. METHODS: We searched our database of intracranial EEG recordings for mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy patients with either predominant low-voltage fast activity (LVF) or periodic spiking (PS)...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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